Journal of Cancer Research and Immuno-Oncology

Journal of Cancer Research and Immuno-Oncology
Open Access

ISSN: 2684-1266


Anas Alsharawneh

Department of Nursing, The Hashemite University, Zarka, Jordan

  • Opinion   
    Merkel Cell Carcinoma: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment
    Author(s): Anas Alsharawneh*

    Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) may be a rare, aggressive sort of carcinoma with a high risk for returning (recurring) and spreading (metastasizing), often within 2 to 3 years after initial diagnosis. It is also referred to as cutaneous APUDoma, primary neuroendocrine carcinoma of the skin, primary small cell carcinoma of the skin and trabecular carcinoma of the skin. Factors involved within the development of MCC include the Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV or MCV), a weakened system and exposure to ultraviolet. Merkel-cell carcinoma usually arises on the top, neck, and .. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2684-1266.22.8.141

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